My Old Way of Thinking and the New:
Last Saturday I got a pedicure and afterward went to the grocery store with a winter coat on, flip flops (to protect my new pedicure), and jeans rolled up to the knees. I’m sure I looked a sight!
Perfectionist me would have said: “Debbie, you cannot be wearing flip flops with a winter coat! And you can’t wear a winter coat with jeans rolled up to your knees! And my goodness, your nail polish doesn’t match anything you’re wearing!”
The new me laughed and said: “There is such a wide variety of pretty colors out there, you don’t have to always match. Live on the wild side. 🙂 And who cares that your pants are rolled up? The sun finally came out, and it’s getting warm, and I can think spring finally! Oh – and about the people who gawk at me – feel sorry for them because they don’t have anything better to think about.”
See what freedom there is in nonperfectionism? 🙂